In more ways than one.
Today Ellie started first grade!
I have a good feeling about this year. Maybe it's the knowledge that we made it through kindergarten without much angst. Maybe it's the "We've been here, done this" feeling that is helping. Or maybe it's the fact that one of my best friends son, one of Ellie's best friends, is in our class! I just have a good feeling.
It certainly didn't come from ALL THE INFORMATION I got from Ellie after I finally was able to pick her up today. (Remember the Loop?) This was our conversation as I drove away from the school.
Me: ELLIE! I missed you! How was your first day of first grade?!
Me: What did you do?! What were your favorite things?!
Ellie: I don't know.
Me: Did you have fun with Richie?!
Me: What else?!
Ellie: I don't know. It was boring.
Yeah...that was pretty much all I got. I gave up after an hour. No cute quotes from my sweet girl! It does seem like she had a good day though. I finally got a smile out of her when I asked her if she liked her teacher. She did, a lot. Ms. M seems to have already made a great impression on her! She did on me too, which adds into my overall feel good feeling about this year.
I almost missed the photo opps this morning, I had no idea my camera battery was dead! I was saved by Ellie's own camera she keeps stashed in her backpack. It's a little blurry, kind of like the details Ellie gave me about her day, nonetheless, it's a good pic of Ellie and Ms. M.
I can't wait to see what the year holds! Happy First Grade Ellie!